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haven't seen in three years. and they're going to see higher taxes. that's a lump of coal for any anniversary. rather than focus on the negatives in alcoa, focus on the fact they have asian exposure, european exposure. focus on the positives. financial engineering is back in this market. some of the parts for a company like alcoa exceed the value. >> you're making excuses for alcoa even before the ceo comes on. i like that. bob, what do you make of the action? put it in perspective, five years compared to now. >> the dow jones industrial average went from 1500 to 750. that was cut in half. that certainly was a disaster. >> you mean the s&p? >> the s&p, excuse me, bill. nonetheless, bottom line is holding on from that point to here, you can say, yeah, does buy and hold still work? that's what everybody's interested in. i think the evidence is it certainly does, but you have to have long periods of time to look at it. i'm not so impressed that we're not anywhere where we were 12 years ago. if you invested on a regular basis from now through the bottom, i think you'll find you have n
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much? did you know your tax dollar may be going to neighbors and banks for home sales? why someone here says it's time to get the government out of the housing market. that's all ahead on the "closing bell." if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> all right. we got more situations developing. yum brands out with earnings. to jane wells. she's got the latest on yum brands. over to you. >> yeah, maria. you had it right going into the break. they did beat the street on the bottom line, coming in at 99 cents, excludeing special items. that's up 19% from a year ago. the top line came in a little light. the street was looking for $3.65 billion. the real story is what's happening in china. they reported an operating loss in china last quarter. this time, as promised, they have re
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. let's take a closer look at hewlett-packard, dell and intel. del reading from citigroup on your tax stocks is not a good day. hewlett-packard was initiated, the price target of $13.50. still has room to go to the downside and initiated with a cell and citigroup and the price target $8.50 so that would be another dollar lower than where it is and then there is in tel downgrading, bernstein downgraded to underperform from a market performer and also the new price target, $26 from $32. still higher from where it is but the attack is the group waiting today. the nasdaq composite down 1.3%. liz: i am wearing silver hoops to night, not gold. it has been a wild ride. gold is up more than 450% over the past ten years. an incredible performer. gold has extended losses into a third day and these trends are indicators of -- let's ask my next guest who thinks the bubble is ready to burst. he says gold will sink on your screen to $700 in five years. jacobs is the director -- 1,066 right now. he is director and chief investment strategist at chartres profit capital. on the gold bugs all over you?